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Isolated Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis in Acute Pancreatitis: A Case Report

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The most common vascular complication of acute pancreatitis is thrombosis of the splenic vein. Isolated thrombosis of the superior mesenteric vein is rare and may lead to mesenteric ischemia and bowel infarction. We report the case of a 39 years old patient received for acute pancreatitis with a Ranson score less than 3 and image scanner for a grade C of Balthazar and a superior mesenteric vein thrombosis. The outcome was favorable with improvement of symptoms under medical treatment including anti-coagulant therapy. The contrast enhancing abdominal CT showed an absence of superior mesenteric thrombosis.

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Toure, A. , Ka, O. , Ka, I. , Seck, M. , Thiam, O. , Gueye, M. , Konate, I. , Cisse, M. , Dieng, M. , Dia, A. and Toure, C. (2015) Isolated Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis in Acute Pancreatitis: A Case Report. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 4, 250-252. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2015.47049.


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